Wind Turbine Technician Salary
Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Wind Turbine Technicians earn an average of $21.21 per hour. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer and geographic location. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
|Salary||$38,355 - $73,006|
|Bonus||$498.33 - $9,946|
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XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).)
|$37,153 - $74,079|
|Hourly Rate||$16.64 - $26.56|
|Overtime||$23.37 - $39.08|
|Bonus||$498.33 - $9,946|
|Total Pay (||$37,153 - $74,079|
Job Description for Wind Turbine Technician
Wind turbine technicians identify, inspect, maintain and repair wind turbines to ensure proper quality control exists. Their goal is to keep maintenance costs low and quality high. Wind turbine technicians assist with the installation of new systems and keep proper documentation of all repairs.Read More...
Working with a site supervisor and a team of subcontractors, they must have an understanding of mechanical, electrical and hydraulic systems. A college degree is not necessary, but wind turbine technicians must have a high school diploma or equivalent. Previous work experience in a related field is helpful, and a relevant degree from a vocational, technical or community college may be useful as well. Wind turbine technicians should be able to analyze reports and instructions, perform basic math, and communicate effectively with supervisors and other team members. Some confidential information must be protected, and integrity is of utmost importance in this field.
The work is physically demanding, so wind turbine technicians must be in great health. They frequently stand, walk, lift and climb to extreme heights. The noise level can be high, and entry into this career requires a clinical assessment and wind turbine climb test. Wind turbine technicians often travel to various locations and work long hours and weekends so a flexible schedule is necessary. Candidates must not be afraid of heights or confined spaces, and they need to follow all safety guidelines and attend regular training courses.
Wind Turbine Technician Tasks
- Diagnosis and repair wind turbines as directed by site supervisor and prepare and maintain proper documentation to support the repairs, to include parts usage and time worked.
- Interact with onsite maintenance sub-contractor's employees and provide guidance and training when applicable.
- Write timely and concise reports regarding inspections to insure proper steps are taken to remedy any deficiencies.
- Conduct quality control inspections on repairs and maintenance functions provided by maintenance or repair sub-contractors.
Popular Employer Salaries for Wind Turbine Technician
Leading companies who hire large numbers of Wind Turbine Technicians include Vestas Wind Systems A/S, EDF Energy, Invenergy LLC, NextEra Energy, Inc., and General Electric Co (GE). Vestas Wind Systems A/S leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $52K.
Popular Skills for Wind Turbine Technician
Survey takers who work as Wind Turbine Technicians usually report a few specific skills. Those who have experience with Industrial Hydraulics, Electronic Troubleshooting, and Systems Troubleshooting can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Systems Troubleshooting. Most people skilled in Electronic Troubleshooting are similarly competent in Systems Troubleshooting.
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